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sgibson5150 ,

Eric’s wife became co-chair of the RNC in March. It’s MAGA all the way down.

sgibson5150 ,

I’ve had this happen to me. I suspect it’s one sad MRA type with a pile of accounts bringing the downvotes. He can sense when I post anything remotely respectful of women because his pee pee hurts. 😆

sgibson5150 OP ,

Holy cow. Thank you! Didn’t know that was there. ❤️

sgibson5150 OP ,

I hear you, though I think this is less about education and more about getting folks to fork over $9.99 a month. Like so many others, I’ve a long frustrating relationship with Microsoft. They’re literally the largest company in world atm and they just keep laying off people. I don’t hate them quite as much as EA or Comcast, but it’s getting pretty close.

sgibson5150 , (edited )

I wonder if they ever did the Anne Rice Sleeping Beauty series as audiobooks, because that would probably get you where you want to go. 😆

Edit: They did, because of course they did. From Wikipedia:

In 1994, the abridged audio versions of the first three books were published in cassette form. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty was read by actress Amy Brenneman. Beauty’s Punishment was read by Elizabeth Montgomery (known for her role in the ABC situation comedy Bewitched) as Beauty with Michael Diamond as Tristan, and Beauty’s Release was read by Montgomery with actor Christian Keiber reading as Laurent.[2] A compact disc version of the audiobooks was read by Genviere Bevier and Winthrop Eliot.[3]

en.m.wikipedia.org/…/The_Sleeping_Beauty_Quartet

sgibson5150 OP ,

It’s a little icky.

sgibson5150 OP ,

Now I feel violated. 😬

sgibson5150 OP ,

I caught it before I submitted the post but I figured you guys would better appreciate the low effort correction. 😆

sgibson5150 OP ,

It’s a poor poster who blames his tools so this was definitely autocorrect’s fault.

sgibson5150 OP ,

Do you mean he throws Jews down a well or do you mean he criticized Israel?

sgibson5150 OP ,

What a depressing movie. I didn’t like any of the TNG movies but that one’s the worst.

sgibson5150 OP ,

Oh dear. Thanks for the research. Also thanks to @downpunxx for raising the issue. I wasn’t aware of this.

I stopped enjoying the “change my mind” meme when I realized what a piece of shit Crowder is. I’ll put this one in the same bucket.

sgibson5150 ,

Please clarify if you would. What is a “hipster vibe”?

sgibson5150 ,

Is using Linux a trend? Microsoft must be pissing themselves in fear atop their giant pile of money. 😄

sgibson5150 ,

I use Photon on Android Firefox in light mode. Shocked the hell out of me, too! I use dark mode for everything else.

Testing if VRR is active and working

I recently updated to fedora 40 and enabled the experimental setting to get VRR running. But I am an idiot who has been playing at frames rates between 30-60 on screens without VRR for almost all of my life so I can’t even know if VRR is actually working or not. Is there some rest I can run to see if VRR is functional¿? If...

sgibson5150 ,

Will your display device or associated equipment tell you? My home theater receiver has a signal info button that will display the refresh rate or VRR, if enabled. Also has HDR mode if any, as well as audio input & output formats.

sgibson5150 ,

Alas. Hope you find a way to verify your set up!

sgibson5150 OP ,

GTFO! TIL.

sgibson5150 OP ,

LMAO have an upvote. Happy Friday!

sgibson5150 OP ,

We are asking the tough questions today. I’m proud of us and I think we should take the rest of the day off.

sgibson5150 OP , (edited )

To paraphrase Professor Farnsworth, “That would require tiny hadrons. Do you know how much those things cost? I’m not made of money.”

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sgibson5150 OP ,

Is that what the kids call it these days? 🤭

sgibson5150 OP ,

I took their comment as a joke. Please be nice to @Thorny_Insight. ✌️

sgibson5150 OP ,
sgibson5150 OP ,

Yay!

sgibson5150 OP ,

It’s raining Bens! Hallelujah! It’s raining Bens!

sgibson5150 OP ,

I appreciate your definitiveness. Happy Friday my friend. ✌️

sgibson5150 OP ,

“It’s five o’clock and all is well, you cunts.” 😄

sgibson5150 OP ,

Ahh I’d never seen that! How adorable.

sgibson5150 OP ,

There’s no need for insults! 😄

sgibson5150 ,

I’ve threatened more than once that I was going to quit and take up potato farming. Potatoes are good. 👍

sgibson5150 ,

I can’t remember exactly when I stopped installing mIRC when I built a new PC, but it’s been a while. Is DALnet still around?

sgibson5150 ,

Ah, far out. Thank you for the info. Maybe I’ll load up an IRC client and check them out!

sgibson5150 ,

Doesn’t seem to have impacted Wireguard.

sgibson5150 ,

Mmm what?

WireGuard® is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPsec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends…

sgibson5150 ,

I can remember around 1999-2000 if you clicked the wrong thing in IE you’d get 50 popup windows with ads for porn. At least that’s behind us.

sgibson5150 ,

I like the joke but I suspect the levels for “young programmer”, “adult programmer”, and “old programmer” would all look a lot like “programmer”. It’s true at least in my case. The occupation does seem to attract the more spicy-brained among us. 😆

sgibson5150 ,

Don’t stop I’m almost there. 😆

An AI startup made a hyperrealistic deepfake of me that’s so good it’s scary (www.technologyreview.com)

Thanks to rapid advancements in generative AI and a glut of training data created by human actors that has been fed into its AI model, Synthesia has been able to produce avatars that are indeed more humanlike and more expressive than their predecessors. The digital clones are better able to match their reactions and intonation...

sgibson5150 ,

I had anticipated that there would be an uptick in cryptographic signing to combat the problem as this sort of fakery has become ubiquitous, which in my mind would assure the recipient of a file that

A) the file is unaltered after the date/time of the signing B) that the file was created by the named photographer or videographer

This is not proof of authenticity but with a verifiable source, the file recipient could at least judge for themselves based on the reputation of the file creator (say, a notable AP photojournalist vs. some random schmoe).

Thus far, whenever I have raised this idea in a public forum, it has met with silence or even derision. What am I missing?

sgibson5150 ,

I suppose you are correct, but it seems like a standard could be adopted to automate the process for both the creator and the consumer. And while the system would work for any creator, it seems most important to be able to ensure the integrity of the work product of journalistic professionals.

sgibson5150 ,

You seem to be conflating NFTs and digital signatures. Any file can be signed, unrelated to any sort of block chain technology. See PGP and related for more information.

Edit: fixed a typo

sgibson5150 ,

If I generate a key pair and use it to sign a file and distribute it and then I publish the public key somewhere like Facebook, any recipient of the file could be assured that the file originated from my Facebook account. A commercial certificate is not required to do this. As to whether the Facebook account holder is actually me is another problem, but hopefully major social media platforms require at least a photo ID.

Edit: Sorry, I said public certificate when I meant commercial certificate.

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